SSDs are "Solid State Drives" - no moving parts. They do contain small oscillators (for their onboard logic parts) and some passives (diodes, caps, etc) and even some embedded power regulators - but these are all "solid state" SMT/SMD packages and they only handle (already regulated) low volts, low amps, low power, easy transitions - I seriously doubt any of these is oscillating, chirping, or humming ... in fact, I'd be surprised if the SSD continued to function at all if any of these components failed. NVRAM and memory controllers and processors just don't make noise no matter how hot and heavy their workload gets.
So I'm inclined to think this mystery "coil whine" is not your SSD but is instead some other component which happens to be somewhat adjacent to the SSD. Or that your SSD is actually an SSHD or HDD - which does indeed contain motors and moving parts. Coil whine usually occurs on mobo VRMs or GPU VRMs, and it usually isn't evident unless the part is stressed or overclocked ... although I can't explain why scrolling webpages would strain a ROG machine, lol.
Enterprise-grade SSDs sometimes contain onboard capacitors or batteries which help protect data integrity during sudden power loss events. I suppose it's possible that a big lumpy electrolytic package and/or an integrated power regulation/charging module could go bad - but it seems unlikely. And it seems unlikely that your gaming laptop is packing (very expensive, very reliable, not very performance) Enterprise-grade hardware.
If it was my machine then I'd open it up and attempt to locate the source of the noise. Sometimes the fix can be as easy as a piece of tape.
Hello. I would be really glad to be a speaker issue. I am as reticent as i can be towards RMA-ing it, but something tells me it might not be a speaker issue. The sound comes and goes with the processor usage. Also the coil whine from the graphics card seems to be louder at times. I completely decided that the ssd isnt the cause since i tried using the laptop only with the ssd or only with the hdd and the problem persisted. Also, the noise comes from the top of the laptop and the two speakers are located on the sides, closer to the trackpad.
My laptop is GL703VM. So, today i just got an ssd (m.2 pci nvme) Samsung 970 evo, if it matters. I installed the os on it and kept on adding programs to it. Everything feels really smooth, but at some point, when the fans weren't active, i started hearing a sound coming from the part of the laptop which has the ssd. No, the hdd is not spinning and i've never heard this sound until today.
These are the actions that make the sound go away:
- Putting the laptop on medium performace (instead of high performance)
- Removing the charging jack (it becomes really really silent, but still audible)
- Using programs like CrystalDisk or anything else that puts the ssd to work
- Sometimes even chrome silences it a little bit
Same happen with my new laptop GL503GE, after upgrade my SSD to Samsung M.2 Pci NvMe 970 evo 250GB, sound heard like old disk HDD.
Trying to adjust in advance power setting and found :
- if "maximum processor state" set to 100 the sound always heard and fan speed more active while do some heavy load to processor
- Set to 99 the sound reduce a lot, almost not heard, fan speed less active, But the processor performance will reduced by 40 percent (Bench test using CPU-Z )
It's true that SSD have no moving part and will not make any sound, but it seem if laptop set to high performance will resonance the capasitor more and it can produce sound. I will do more observation and experiment (hardware related) including "easy tape" nextday after off work.
Btw... my laptop work 110% normal no any issues except the sounds